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CAN    LYMPICS

West Lothian Care Activity Network started in 2007, to improve the links between elderly service groups and address the physical activity needs of older people.
From this group of 84 staff and a range of professionals the Older Peoples Olympics was launched, which was named "CANOLYMPICS"

The Canolympic encourages people to take part in regular physical activities, Kurling, Bowling, Skittles, Boccia and Cycling to work towards an annual Olympic event.

 

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Smile Adventure with Dementia
Supports Care Homes to fundraise for their own kit,
to enable them to practice for this annual event.

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Keeping West Lothian Care Activity Network Active 

West Lothian's CANALYMPICS events are held in May. 
Care providers from across West Lothian come together 
for an afternoon of friendly competition and sporting challenges.

CANalympics are organised by Xcite Ageing Well Team
and supported by CAN & Smile
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Smile is proud to support this event, helping twentytwo care settings stay active in their senior years.

What’s the Go for Gold Challenge - Scotland all about

The Go for Gold Challenge was established in 2012

after witnessing the work of

WEST LOTHIAN CANALYMPICS

GFG decided to involve professionals & residents in the care sector

in the legacy celebrations offered by the London Olympic Games

and the World Congress on Active Ageing in Glasgow,

both staged in the summer of 2012 and the 2014

Commonwealth Games also in Glasgow.

 

The Go for Gold Challenge is part of the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health at Loughborough University (BHFNC) programme of Active Ageing Events.

The aims of the Go for Gold Challenge are to:

  • Promote and celebrate participation

    in physical activity amongst older people supported by the care sector.

  • Build capacity in the workforce in the care sector to promote physical activity with older people on a day to day basis.                

  • Develop links between the care sector in Scotland and physical activity organisations.                                                              

  • Contribute towards Glasgow Commonwealth Games Legacy. 

  • Go for Gold in Scotland is supported by a stakeholder network groupmade up of interested and motivated people from different backgrounds and a strategic reference group which includes national organisations across Scotland.

Go for Gold logo

The Go for Gold Logo was designed
by Lindsey Duffus,
Graphic Designer, Care Inspectorate,
‘I came up with the theme,
no matter what the challenge,
you should always reach for the stars!’

For more information go to:

Generations Working Together

generationsworkingtogether.org

Details of the

Go for Gold Challenge and resources

will be found at

www.active-ageing-events.org.uk

 

In partnership with:

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For more Go for Gold Challenge information:
Bob Laventure, email: B.M.E.Laventure@lboro.ac.uk
Edith Macintosh, email: edith.macintosh@careinspectorate.com

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